Vivien Taylor was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has enjoyed performing from a young age, starting dance classes at the age of three. She reached professional levels in her Royal Academy and Imperial Society ballet, tap and modern exams. During this period she appeared in many stage shows, both dancing and acting. It was in her teenage years that she developed a real interest in acting and whilst studying for her MA (Honours) Degree in Film and Television and Theatre at the University of Glasgow she attended an open call for a TV commercial. Although Vivien didn't book the role, the casting director told her that she wanted to represent her as her agent and help her lay the foundations of an acting career. It was at this time Vivien started booking parts in commercials and small roles in television programmes, as well as her first leading roles in several short films. She also attended acting classes from Mark Westbrook as well as various screen acting courses run by Equity. From then on her acting career gained momentum, when Vivien was cast as female lead, Dr Elizabeth Lawrence in Indiana Jones fan film, 'Treasure of The Templars.' Although she had studied film acting, it was during this six week shoot that Vivien had the opportunity to hone her film acting skills, being pushed to levels that she didn't think were achievable. Soon after this she was cast as third female lead, Tamara in _Cycle(2006)_ which was shown, much to Vivien's delight at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, she has expanded her spectrum of roles in theatre, television, radio, short and feature films and prides herself on the variety of character types she has played. She has also does a lot of voice work for adverts and animations. Vivien's most recent highlights were as drug addict Sheena in Wayne Thallon's dark comedy feature film A Spanking in Paradise (2010) which along with The Dunwich Horror (2010) (in which Vivien played Lavinia Whateley) gained 'Best of the Fest' at the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival. After showing how physically versatile Vivien was whilst appearing as a host of characters in CBBC's Hedz (2007), she was cast as the grotesque zombie matron in Outpost: Black Sun (2012), and appeared as the same character in pre-zombie form the following year in the prequel, Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013) which was shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2013. Vivien has recently been attached to a number of feature film projects with Thunderball Films which are scheduled to be going into production in the very near future.
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